When I woke up to giggles and shrieking on a Monday morning, I knew I had to be on my A game. The little guy was so full of mischief already. Before 7am, my front room had been invaded by cars. So, I thought, lets roll with it. Here is our day of Piccalilly inspired fun with transport.
After playing with the cars for a little longer than we should, we got dressed and headed out. We chose the transport organic cotton car print trousers, naturally. I love the print and they are so soft and comfy it’s like Dex is wearing PJ’s!
We were shopping for ingredients for a special treat…more on that later…but the cheeky monkey streak was still strong. I needed something to tire him out!
This activity is super cheap and easy to do – all you need is a ramp and toys with wheels so you can explore how fast or slow your vehicles go. We used our slide, but I’ve done this at the park, on a slope and at school where we make huge car cities using plastic drainpipes! It is so much fun and a guarenteed win. Dexter loves it and shouts ‘GO!’ every time they whizz down the slide.
After lunch, we sat down for a story before naptime…Yup…you guessed it…he picked the ‘Things That Go’ book.
I find the best time for puzzles is just after the little chap has woken up. He is usually happy to sit quietly and concentrate on one task because he is more refreshed.
These were a Christmas gift last year and have really come into their own from 18 months+ I like that they grow with them, initally just a puzzle but later, children can begin to name the objects and compare the number of wheels, colours etc.
While the little guy was a busy bee playing with these puzzles I started getting prepped for dinner and also made that little treat I mentioned…
The cookie cutters I used for these were an online purchase and easy to use. The recipe is the Baby Led Biscuit dough. You can search for it on my blog www.babyledblog.com.
We spent the rest of the day visiting friends and sharing the Piccalilly (and biscuit) love. By the time dinner time came around Dexter was shattered!
The sushi rice mold is really easy to use – you prep the rice in advance and just pull it out when you are ready to eat. The traffic light fruit was achieved by using a melon baller and the silicone truck spoon is by Oogaa baby.
So, there you have it…a day jam packed with Piccalilly fun! We really love our Piccalilly clothes – they are truly designed with kids in mind and inspire creativity and fun. Well done Piccalilly!
I'm Faye. Mama, wife, teacher and blogger. I blog over at babyledblog.com about all things babyled; weaning, fashion and fun. We love bright colours, Mr Tumble, bold prints and anything outdoorsy.